Obscured Pictures Slate at Sundance Film Festival 2022

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Things are heating up with the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in 2022. Obscured Pictures released their series of films that will definitely increase viewers sensitivity. To quote St. Louis, MO, hip hop / rapper Nelly, “it’s getting hot in here (so hot).” Check out these burning movies:

GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE

(Acquisition title)

Nancy Stokes, a retired schoolteacher, longs for some adventure and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande.

Title: Premieres

Instruction: Sophie Hyde

Written by: Katy Brand

Starring: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack

Producer: Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski

Driving time: 97 min

SUMMER

(Bleecker Street)

During their last days of summer and childhood – the weekend before middle school begins – four girls struggle with the harsh truths of growing up and embark on a mysterious adventure.

Title: Children
Instruction: James Ponsoldt
Written by: James Ponsoldt & Benjamin Percy
Actors: Lia Barnett, Lake Bell, Sarah Cooper, Ashley Madekwe, Madalen Mills, Megan Mullally, Eden Grace Redfield and Sanai Victoria
Producers: P. Jennifer Dana, Peter Block, James Ponsoldt

Driving time: 87 minutes

YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ALONE

(Focus functions)

In an isolated mountain village in 19th-century Macedonia, YOU WON’T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a farmer in the nearby village and then takes the form of her victim to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to exercise this awful power to understand what it means to be human.

Title: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Instruction: Goran Stolevski

Written by: Goran Stolevski

Actors: Noomi Rapace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud, Sara Klimoska

Producers: Kristina Ceyton, Sam Jennings

Driving time: 109 min

IMMEDIATE LIFE

(Acquisition title)

Poor without electricity and running water, Yolanda Signorelli Von Braunhut has lost control of her late husband Harold’s iconic Amazing Live Sea Monkeys novelty. Yet she alone knows their secret formula, and from her crumbling property on Potomac, Yolanda is waging legal and existential battles to fully win them back.

Episode: Indie episode program

Directed by: Mark Becker, Aaron Schock

Producers: Mark Becker, Aaron Schock, Julie Gaynin

Driving time: 180 min

(From Obscured Pictures News Release)

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